When we talk about a bicycle’s geometry, we’re talking about the angles and measurements that determine where the rider is positioned between the wheels, and how the bike connects with the ground. It might sound dull, but it’s something we get very excited about at Whyte, and with good reason: more than the components or the frame material, a bike’s geometry defines the way it rides. We believe our geometry is the best out there and what sets Whyte apart from the competition in every category. Judging by the reviews, we’re right.
The Whyte formula has been 15 years in the making: it’s a formula that inspires confidence in beginners and casual cyclists alike, whilst allowing our expert race teams to perform to the absolute limits of their ability. As such, confidence is our ultimate goal when we’re designing a bike: whether you’re cruising the city’s pot-holed streets to get to work or competing at the highest level, we want you to feel secure that you’re in charge and not the bike.
We achieve this by combining a relaxed head angle (the angle the front fork comes out of the frame) with a longer than average front centre to create a bike that is stable at speed and feels predictable, especially when the terrain gets steeper. To sharpen up the steering response for low-speed precision we spec wide handlebars and short stems. At the back of the bike, we always aim to make the chainstays as short as physically possible to maximize the bike’s agility, making it easier to do everything from popping up curbs to boosting through the gnarliest trail obstacles.
It’s a formula that works in all situations, whatever your ambitions and whatever your level of skill. Simply put, geometry can make or break a bike: with Whyte’s unique approach, we’ve ensured you’ll get maximum enjoyment from every ride.